Formula 1 has yet to formally announce a revised calendar, but CEO Chase Carey has confirmed the initial plan of holding two races at the Red Bull Ring in Austria to open the season.
The first of these would be run on July 5, with the second following one week later.
“It’s actually the right thing to do because we have an obligation to our industry.
“F1 is a global industry, and like every government in the world, we are all trying to kickstart the industry, the economy, because people’s families and mortgages depend on it. And it’s the same in F1.
“So ghost races are a means to get us back on track earlier than if we wait for fan-attended races. Therefore, we are looking for ghost races, and all the drivers accept that fully.”
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